Re: Overpowered or not?
- Hi Mel,
Where did you get your strap and pieces. I've seen a few mods that
look pretty pathetic in terms of reliability.
My strap is long enough to make the rear lines slack even
> when I'm harnessed in (reg. line) when fully overpowered. I thinkthat's the
> only way to be really safe & it also allows the greatest high-endwind range.
- k man <fernmanus@...> wrote:
> Mel,I don't see how that would relate to MelMods. It IS harder in lighter wind,
> Maybe my problem was that I didn't build the rig
> properly. I put it together last summer and I had a
> difficult time getting my 15.5 to flip over when it
> was lying on the leading edge.
& this tendency is increased by the strap being lengthened for more power in
those light winds (same with the stock system). If you set up your
adjustment strap to give extended low wind range, you have to remember to
readjust it prior to attempting a nose down relaunch. MelMods do prevent
you from being able to pull the bar back over your head before thrusting it
forward & swimming a few strokes to slacken the lines (so the kite rolls
onto its back), but you can still use the technique (which is needed in
really light winds anyway) of just pulling in a bit on the center
strap/leader & releasing it.
> I gave up on it atNo. I see little need since it's so easy to build yourself, with no tools,
> that time. Maybe I should give it another try. Are
> you selling a commercial version yet of the Melmod?
from readily available supplies.